ABLEconf 2012 Phoenix

ABLEconf 2012 Phoenix is March 24th at UAT at 2625 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, Arizona.

Registration for the one-day business and technology conference by Monday March 19th in order to get catered lunch from Duck and Decanter. Students can get a 50% discount.

The 2012 keynote is "Getting Animated with Open Source" from Curtis Zinzilieta, Principal Engineer at Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). See the schedule for further talk information.

ABLEconf 2012 cancelled

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 16, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf 2012 has been cancelled. The March 24th event at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has been cancelled. Thanks to the volunteers, speakers and registrants that were participating.

PHOENIX -- It is with great regret that OTEC announces the March 24th 2012 Arizona Business and Liberty Experience conference at UAT is cancelled.

ABLEconf 2012 Keynote: "Getting Animated with Open Source"

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 14, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf 2012's keynote is "Getting Animated with Open Source" from Curtis Zinzilieta of Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). Curtis will cover Open Source contributions from WDAS and the business decisions behind those contributions. The keynote represents the meld of business and technology, aligning with ABLEconf's mission.

ABLEconf 2012 Catered By Duck and Decanter

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 13, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf will be providing lunch from famed lunch hot spot Duck and Decanter for attendees who register by Monday, March 19th. The $25.00 registration ( half-price for students ) includes lunch and access to presentations on topics such as Open Source ERP and Technical Recruiting and Placement.

Half-price student registration for ABLEconf 2012

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 11, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf has enabled half-price student registration for Arizona's Premiere Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Arizona Business and Liberty Experience (ABLEconf). The one-day technology and business conference has several presentations that might be of particular interest to students, especially Tucker Wolfe's workshop on resume writing.

ABLEconf 2012 Registration Opens

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 05, 2012

SUMMARY: Registration for Arizona's Premiere Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Arizona Business and Liberty Experience (ABLEconf), is now online. The one-day business-oriented (think "free" as in "freedom") conference will provide insight on leveraging FOSS tools to reduce IT costs while increasing flexibility.

Raspberry Pi Tuesday night?

Several ABLEconf participants have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Raspberry Pi! It looks like the wait might finally be over. The announcement doesn't say for certain, but it looks like the $25 and $35 computers might finally be going on sale ( Tuesday night, February 28th, Arizona time ).

Why are we excited about this? Well, aside from credit card sized computers for $35? :)

GNUmed conference in Germany

A GNUmed conference is being planned for mid-year in Germany. The announcement doesn't list specific dates, but mentions the May - July timeframe.

GNUmed builds Electronic Medical Record software. To quote from the GNUmed web site, the software can "assist and improve longitudinal care (specifically in ambulatory settings, i.e. multi-professional practices and clinics)."

Free Software jobs in abundance

The tech industry knows there's plenty of hiring going on. Those of us who specialize in Free and Open Software (FLOSS) such as GNU/Linux are even more in demand. Free Enterprise is using Free Software.

Know PHP, Java, Perl for a GNU/Linux environment? There are jobs out there. Know GNU/Linux system administration, apache, nginx? Yup, there are openings. MySQL ( and variants ), PostgreSQL, big data? Oh yeah, lots of hiring. Puppet, CFEngine, Chef? KVM, VirtualBox? Lots of places to do many things at once.

ABLEconf 2012 Schedule Now Online

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Feb 16, 2012

SUMMARY: Presentation schedule for Arizona's Premiere Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Arizona Business and Liberty Experience (ABLEconf), is now online. The one-day business-oriented (think "free" as in "freedom") conference will provide insight on leveraging FOSS tools to reduce IT costs while increasing flexibility.

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